Introduction: Paper Clip Rubber Band Slingshot

I will show you how to make a traditional slingshot out of paper clips and rubber bands.

Step 1: What You'll Need.

You will need:
-A bunch of rubber bands
-A bunch of paper clips
-Your hands
-The ability to twist wrap rubber bands

Step 2: Making the Handle

First, gather 4 or 5 paper clips, and take 2 at a time having one overlap the other about a 1/4" in a line.
Next, grasp the clips and start to wrap rubber band around the overlapping part of the paper clips. (Do not wrap the bands too much or else it will make it too thick for the next step. Just wrap it enough so the it will hold it firmly together.)
Repeat until it starts to resemble a handle of reasonable size.

Step 3: Reinforcing the Handle

After you make the handle you must reinforce it by wrapping another set of paper clips around it to make it stronger.

Step 4: Making the V

Next make 2 things that is a little shorter that the handle itself and reinforce those with a lot of rubber bands and another set of clips.

Step 5: Add the Main Band to Shoot Stuff

loop 1 band through a clip at the top and loop the band through itself making a knot. Then tie or loop another on the other clip, and finally tie it all together.

Step 6: TA-DA!!!!!!!!

You're done. Wage some cubical ware with the two greatest office supplies!

Comments

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arisachang made it!(author)2013-03-16

thanks this will help me a lot with a project!

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nsaltz94 made it!(author)2007-06-30

you should post pictures of the item being built and not just the finished product

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Captainsparklez made it!(author)2013-01-04

yeah i agree with nsaltz94 but thanx dude i used some duct tape and now it's so good!!

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jrs2200 made it!(author)2007-06-30

thats what i thought but ill probably put pictures of the process up in the future

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inergy made it!(author)2011-01-15

tape ftw

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-08

nice ible its really cool and well written :)

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cvillamar22 made it!(author)2009-08-05

The point of the pictures is to help people understand what you ar saying. but with the same picture I didn´t understand anything.

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lllalllo made it!(author)2008-11-06

How much years does it take to make it?

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-05-04

im gueesing 10 years

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shrek150 made it!(author)2009-03-22

how many rubberbands did u use

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shrek150 made it!(author)2009-03-22

your pictures suck

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knight2067 made it!(author)2008-08-26

Falls apart easily. Might need some glue, preferably hot melt.

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X_D_3_M_1 made it!(author)2007-10-20

looks like 10000000 m rubber bands on it.......

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andy60 made it!(author)2007-08-14

looks neat but also looks as it could bend easy, however the paperclips may reinforce it... i wanna see a vid of this working :D

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hg341 made it!(author)2007-07-01

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